The Boy Mom Podcast with Monica Swanson and Friends

November 03, 2020

Ep. 79 : Where do You Run on Your Hardest BOYMOM Days? With Wendy Speake

Wendy Speake’s new book, The 40-Day Social Media Fast, is an invitation to exchange your online distractions for real-life devotion.  Today, Wend y joins us to talk about all of the things we have a tendency to run to on hard parenting days -- social media being a big one in today’s culture, but not the only one.  So, if you (like me) ever catching yourself mindlessly scrolling…turning to Facebook or Instagram, Amazon Prime or Netflix, (just to name a few) to distract you from the things (and people) in your life, I think today’s episode will hit home.  No condemnation here, just a ton of love and support, and some practical ideas for how we might exchange those draining distractions for life-giving, real-life devotion.  Read More

Subscribe to receive 5 Ways to Connect with Your Son FREE download straight to your inbox

About Boy Mom

Monica Swanson, author of the Boy Mom book, and blogger at, shares encouragement and inspiration for raising boys in today's world. Monica shares practical advice and Biblical wisdom through honest conversations, interviews with other boy moms, and light-hearted humor.

You can follow Monica and The Boy Mom Podcast on InstagramFacebook, and on her website at

About Monica Swanson

My husband Dave and I have been living in Hawaii for nearly 18 years. We arrived on the island with one son, and have had 3 more since. We moved to Oahu for my husband’s (3-year) medical residency training, and never left. (That seems to happen a lot around here.) We live on the North Shore on a hill in the country overlooking the “7 Mile miracle” — 7 miles of some of the best surfing beaches in the world. We grow tropical fruits, and in between surf sessions, I homeschool my 4 boys. Actually just 3 now — our oldest just took the long-dreaded-but-obviously-healthy-launch to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Ca. I’m thrilled to report that he is very happy and adjusting well. We’re all trying to do the same.


Trauma-informed Theology Part 2 with Joel & Kimberly Harris

The Power of Intergenerational Friendship with Avery Laughlin and Walker Hanson

Let’s Talk Middle Children! With my son, Jonah {Part II in my Birth Order Series}

Embracing Racial Unity with Trillia Newbell

Privacy Preference Center